firing mechanism


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firing mechanism

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.firing mechanism - the action that ignites the charge in a firearmfiring mechanism - the action that ignites the charge in a firearm
action mechanism, action - the operating part that transmits power to a mechanism; "the piano had a very stiff action"
flintlock - an obsolete gunlock that has flint embedded in the hammer; the flint makes a spark that ignites the charge
gun - a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)
hammer, cock - the part of a gunlock that strikes the percussion cap when the trigger is pulled
wheel lock - an obsolete gunlock using flint and a revolving wheel
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The tank commander got shot in the hand, so his number two reached down to get a field dressing and accidentally trod on the gun's firing mechanism, which blew away the inflatable canvas screen and the tank just sank.
After setting the barrel aside, the next step was improving the firing mechanism. If you need to remove the stock, an 11/16" drag link socket fit this one with no side-to-side play.
In addition to all the M features, the new 10mm XDM pistols have dovetailed steel front and rear sights (more about them later), the distinctive XD grip safety that prevents the gun's trigger from being squeezed and the gun's slide from being racked to the rear unless the safety is fully depressed, a loaded-chamber indicator that protrudes from the top of the slide when it is engaging a cartridge, and a visible and tactile firing-pin-status indicator that protrudes from the rear center of the slide when the gun's firing mechanism is set for firing.
Tenders are invited for Moulding and supply of firing mechanism for grenades
The ATF further clarified their position adding that they, "had determined that the receiver of a bolt-action rifle is the part of the firearm to which the barrel attaches that provides housing for the bolt and, in most cases, the trigger." Adding that according to Title 27 CFR [section] 478.11 's definition of a firearm frame or receiver, "That part of a firearm which provides housing for the hammer, bolt or breechblock, and firing mechanism, and which is usually threaded at its forward portion to receive the barrel."
Because of the nature of the bomb's firing mechanism and fuses - one of which we couldn't even see - it was extremely dangerous for the officers engaged in the disposal operation."
The only mechanical function accomplished in the rearward movement is to cock the firing mechanism.
In rare instances, the interference can disrupt the firing mechanism and cause it to not function properly.
Trigger pressure won't build up with additional bow weight due to the double-sear firing mechanism. Two knurled triggers (forward/relaxed) are included, and each are micro-adjustable.
We have had to design these systems based on going to the International Space Station, which has restrictions on things like compressed gas, so the firing mechanism isn't necessarily what we would use in future.
The Home Defense model now comes in a gel formula to prevent spray-back and is equipped with a pistol-grip firing mechanism, safety pin and wall mount option.
According to a February 9, 2015 DRDC press release, "The prototype, in development since 2009 through the Soldier Integrated Precision Effects Systems (SIPES) project, includes a firing mechanism to shoot lightweight cased telescoped ammunition, a secondary effects module for increased firepower and a NATO standard power and data rail to integrate accessories like electro-optical sights and position sensors."